This week let's have a closer look to cmptrwhz!
My name is Dave Dartt (cmptrwhz).
Tell me how to call you? Do you go by your Name or an artistic pseudonym?
Call me Cmptrwhz as I am a computer freak. I love creating on the computer, programming, website design, and fractal art are just a few things I have interest in.
How did you discover deviantART cmptrwhz ?
My friend from work introduced me to the site when she found out that I was using apophysis to create fractals.
What is your earliest Artistic memory ?
My earliest artist moment was high school, I took art class for an elective option in 9th grade and from there I continued to take art as an elective every year after even thou it was not offered and no other higher level class was available. My art teacher made an exception and personalized a harder more difficult class every year for me. I dabbled in a little bit of everything. My teacher felt that learning a little bit of everything he could show me would give me a well rounded eduction in the artistic arts. Some of the things I remember doing was working with clay, painting with water colors, acrylics, and oils, I used a rapidograph pen set to create images purely from dots of ink, used pencil a lot making portraits, still images of fruits, vegetation, and etc, my art teacher was found of cartoon characters so I learned a little of that and with all the classes I took I cannot forget and will never forgot that I had to learn about all the great artists of the past and what their styles were and why they were famous I was tested on that subject matter for my grade, I do remember that my teacher had me try each artists style not to make me great in that art form but to again give me a well rounded education, and there was more but I'm 42 now and forgot what all I did when I was that young lmao.
How did you discover fractal? And why did you want to create some ?
I was searching the web and came across Apophysis purely out of chance.
Are you empirical or academically trained?
Most def trained in school by the most caring and awesome art teacher ever.
What are your favorite kind of fractals ?
Fractals that resemble something in real life or can be put together with other fractals to form a more complete overall image, marbles, and then my last fav would be tilings.
If you have to choose only one fractal in your gallery which one would it be and why ?
Yes, DO NOT GIVE UP. yes learning sucks and most fractals don't even come close to come out the way you want or even something you would want post but never give up. The more you practice and the more you persist the more experience you will gain at controlling the program rather than the program controlling you.
I've got one more question for you... if you were the last one standing in the world, what would be the first thing you would do ?